The Middle East Watch of the Year Awards is a pioneering concept initiated and implemented by Arabian Watches & Jewellery Magazine, alongside the second Salon des Grandes Complications exhibition. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, 19th November at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. The event was attended by over 400 distinguished high profile guests.
|TEC1: Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement A&S8305, tourbillon chronograph, self-winding, black guilloché dial, palladium case, diameter 45 mm © Arnold & Son|
Arnold & Son TEC1, which won in the category ‘Best Chronograph Watch’, is a refined tourbillion chronograph that masterfully integrates three complexities never before combined by the brand in such an elegant rendition. A tourbillon, a column wheel chronograph and an automatic winding system deftly blend in a superb avant-garde yet classic timepiece. The TEC1 is part of the sophisticated Royal Collection, which is inspired by the timepieces created in the early part of John Arnold’s life for King George III and members of the royal court.
The sophisticated TEC1 is a worthy example of Arnold & Son’s innovative spirit, technical prowess and artistic achievement. The A&S8305 calibre is an exclusive mechanical selfwinding movement that offers hours, minutes, tourbillon and chronograph. The challenge for Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating this timepiece was the integration of a high-frequency tourbillon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system in a way that is elegant and technically advanced. As such, the traditional layout of a movement with these functions has been totally discarded and all-new engineering was required for the new calibre.